Having completed this course, the student will have the following skills and knowledge:
- Insight in the thermodynamics of flow systems with mechanically and thermally active components.
- Ability to apply mass, energy and species balances over compressors, pumps, turbines, mixers and several types of reactors.
- Ability to handle systems of homogeneous chemical reactions in gases and liquids.
- Insight into the working mode of several chemical reactor systems.
- Insight in and ability to the use of programming methods with Matlab.
- Sufficient background to follow the course Thermodynamics and Flow Sheeting.
- Sufficient back ground in programming for courses where the use of programming methods is required.
- Basic programming skills to solve engineering equations with the use of Matlab
The course consists of 2 parts: Programming in Engineering for SET (1 EC) and Thermodynamics and chemical processes (4 EC). The final mark is composed for 20% of the individual assignment for Matlab and 80% for the written test on Thermodynamics and chemical processes. Each submark will remain valid till the end of the second Master year.|
Thermodynamics and processes.
Taught will be the Thermodynamics of gases and liquids in flow systems, including mass balances, first and second law. The computation of enthalpy, including enthalpy of formation and the effects of chemical reaction will be addressed. Topics related to chemistry will be: stoichiometry, conversion, selectivity, reaction-order, activation energy, homogeneous reaction rates, Arrhenius equation. Basic types of chemical reactors like the Perfectly Stirred Reactor, Plug Flow Reactor. Operational parameters for heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, columns for distillation, extraction and absorption.
Programming in Engineering for SET.
While designing and analyzing systems related to energy technology, often systems of equations are encountered that need to be solved numerically. In order to train the student to do this with the use of Matlab, the following topics are covered: Basic syntax and variables, Mathematics with vectors and matrices, Scripts, Control flow, Functions, File input/output operations and Visualisation. This part of the course will take 1 EC.